However, even though most cloud service have their own security measures, encrypting the data before syncing is a good idea, especially when dealing with personal documents.
Viivo is a Mac app designed to deal with the encryption process, without asking you to change the cloud service provider. The utility is able to work with popular services, such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, or Google Drive.
User friendly installation and setup procedure
For your convenience, Viivo comes with an installer package that deals with the whole process, and automatically launches the setup wizard.
Here you must input your Viivo account credentials (the account is free for personal use), select the cloud service provider, specify the location for the Viivo local and encrypted folders and you are ready to go.
Automatically encrypts and syncs data
The Viivo system comprises 2 different directories: one on your local disk and one placed inside the folder used by your cloud service. If everything is set up correctly, all you have to do is place items in the Viivo local folder and the app automatically encrypts and copies the file to the Viivo Encrypted folder placed in the cloud.
To keep everything safe, Viivo generates public and private keys when you create your account. Make sure that you memorize the Viivo password because it cannot be reseted easily.
The recover a lost passkey you need a device that has previously logged into your account: you get to use a recovery code to request the developers the server key necessary for the decryption. The next step is to employ both the local and the server key to decrypt the Viivo password saved in the Keychain.
Streamlined solution for encrypting data stored in the cloud
Viivo is a great tool if you are using a cloud storage service to share documents, but you also have privacy concerns. The application not only encrypts the data, but also automatically sends it to the cloud, making the entire process as easy as possible.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan on June 5th, 2014
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- Custom right-click menu options
- Standard right-click options for OS X
- Incremental metadata updates from server
- Decryption of all .viivo files in Viivo encrypted folder
Application descriptionViivo uses your Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and OneDrive installation and a special encryption algorithm to automatical...